I’m not an angry queer woman, but I do own four cats – do with that what you’d like.
Sophie Turner has had the biggest year of her career in 2019, and made a lot of headlines in that time. Game of Thrones, X Men, her marriage to Joe Jonas, mental health, body image, being a deadset legend; but none had prepared me for one that came up on my timeline.
Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams Pretended To Be Lesbian Lovers On Game Of Thrones Set.
In an interview with Conan O’Brien, Sophie said “We fully knew (that people thought we were together) and we played into it.”
“On the set, we would kind of do the scene, then try and kiss each other in the middle of the scene and see if anyone would react.”
It’s no secret that the idea of two women together is often sexualised for the benefit of men. In adult media, women are often ‘exhibitionists’ who are performing instead of enjoying their own sexuality and the intimacy with someone of the same sex.
I thought this was over?
Not only is ‘pretending to be a lesbian’ such a bad call, but Sophie went on to compare the possibility of a same sex relationship to straight-up incest.
“It’s Game of Thrones, so incest is so normal that they were like, ‘All right, that’s fine’. It was probably the most tame thing that happened on the show, actually.”
Queer women have been fighting to be heard since the dawn of time and this feels like a giant fumble back.
I love Sophie Turner, I think she’s hilarious and hot and I love her husband. I can’t back her on this one though, it’s just so, so disappointing from her and someone had to call her out on it.